Sarah Sanders Dodges Question on Reporters Kicked Out of Pruitt Event: ‘Random Hypotheticals’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mixed it up with NBC’s Hallie Jackson today when asked about the news that three reporters were forcefully removed from an event involving Scott Pruitt.
Multiple reports indicate that three journalists were physically escorted out today when the Environmental Protection Agency administrator was supposed to give statements about water contaminants. When asked today if she approved how the incident was handled, Sanders said she didn’t know much about it and would look into it later.
“I know EPA has put out the statement. At this point I’d refer to you them as we look into the incident. I don’t have a lot of visibility since certainly we weren’t there and were in other meetings here, but something we are certainly going to look into. At this point I’d refer you to the statement the EPA put out. I can’t speak to a situation I don’t have a lot of visibility into.”
Jackson brought up the topic again by asking if there is any situation where the White House “feels it is appropriate to physically touch or physically handle” journalists. Sanders didn’t seem to like that question.
“I’m not going to weigh into random hypotheticals that may or may not exist. I don’t know any information about this specific incident. You’re asking me to speak to blanket possibilities, which I’m not going to do nor would I never ask or expect you to do.”
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